Sam Moody is a rookie game warden, fresh from the academy. He has high hopes for his career with the Fish and Game Department and believes in the preservation of nature. However, as he starts his new job, he begins to suspect something is not right with certain personnel – but being the new guy, is not quite sure who he can trust.
Sam soon comes to learn something illegal is afoot when he’s paired up with a seasoned warden. One day while on patrol Sam discovers an illegal tree stand in an animal safe zone. He is first surprised, then suspicious, when his new partner is not concerned.
Animal poaching is a big money enterprise, embraced by greedy men with guns, so Sam needs to tread carefully as he tries to identify the guilty parties. The people he suspects would not hesitate to kill Sam if he gets too close but Sam is honor bound to do his job right - even if it involves bringing down other wardens...and maybe his own Fish and Game career.